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Book Reviews: Pen & Sword July 2015

Tank Battles of World War 1 ’ by Bryan Cooper

Published by Pen & Sword Military

Reviewed by Steve Earles

It is fair to say that the failure to exploit the military potential of the tank greatly extended both the length of World War One, and the death and suffering of the men on both sides.

Look at the battles of the Somme, Passchendael and Ypres for proof.

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Book Reviews April 2015

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses’ by Kevin Birmingham

Published by Head of Zeus

Reviewed by Steve Earles

James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses is one of the most famous, and in it’s time, controversial, books of the 20th century, and indeed many books have been written about it. But ‘The Most Dangerous Book’ deals with the genesis of ‘Ulysses’ and the difficulties entailed in getting it published. It was rejected by many publishers and printers. It finally ended up being printed in Paris (and typeset by typesetters who didn’t speak English).

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